Corrupt files when using Vista Extract All with large encrypted ZI

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Martin, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Martin

    Martin Guest

    When unpacking some ZIP files using Extract All in Vista Home Premium 32bit,
    I have found that some of the extracted files are corrupt.

    I can drag the individual file out of the ZIP, so the problem is not that
    ZIP is corrupt. A Vista machine with WinZip installed will unpack the files

    Looking at a corrupted file, the first 2MB exactly are OK, but the remainder
    is filled with zero bytes.

    From trying different combinations, it seems that for the corruption to
    - the zip must be password protected
    - the original file must be large ( much larger than 2MB)
    - the original file must be inside a folder in the zip

    The simplest example I have created consists of a single folder containing a
    single 14MB text file. The folder is zipped with WinZip on another machine,
    using ZIP 2.0 compatible encryption. This file has has been tested on a
    couple of Vista machines and the corruption occurred on both.
    Martin, Jun 10, 2007
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  2. Martin

    Necunoscut Guest

    Yeah I've had the corrupted zips problem, and I'm using home premium. It
    doesn't always happen on extracting either, it also happens when creating big
    zip files. I use 7zip now to extract the zips and I only create 7z archives
    now. Much better than Vista's zip program.
    Necunoscut, Jun 11, 2007
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  3. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Thanks for the confirmation.

    I don't really want to tell people to install software when I send them a
    ZIP, especially considering the number of posts from people having problems
    with the ZIP file association.
    Martin, Jun 11, 2007
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